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RFA Analysis Finds U.S. Ethanol Industry Making ‘Significant Contribution to the Economy’

The U.S. ethanol industry added nearly $44.4 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product and supported 358,779 jobs in 2017, according to a new study conducted by ABF Economics. The study, released by the Renewable Fuels Association at its 23rd annual National Ethanol Conference, looked at the contribution of the ethanol industry to the economy of the nation and individual states in 2017. “The ethanol industry continues to make a significant contribution to the economy in terms of job creation, generation of tax revenue, and displacement of crude oil and petroleum products,” the study noted. “The importance of the...

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NRF Says Data Breach Notification Law Should Cover All Affected Businesses and ‘Leave No Holes’

Any new data breach notification law passed by Congress should cover all industries that handle consumer data and “leave no holes” that would allow events like last year’s Equifax breach to remain hidden, the National Retail Federation and other groups told lawmakers today. “American consumers want to know if their data has been breached no matter where the breach occurs,” NRF Vice President and Senior Policy Counsel Paul Martino said. “No industry should be allowed to keep its data breaches secret.” The House Financial Services Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on data breaches on Wednesday, and NRF is concerned...

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Mobil 1TM and Stewart-Haas Racing Gear Up for the 2018 NASCAR Season

Building upon a successful 2017 season on and off the track, ExxonMobil, on behalf of the Mobil 1 brand, will again sponsor Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) with full primaries at various Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races throughout the year. At the same time, ExxonMobil will further leverage the star power of SHR drivers by bringing back Kevin Harvick as the face of Mobil 1 Annual Protection motor oil marketing campaign. Mobil 1, the “Official Motor Oil of NASCAR”, will provide primary sponsorships across SHR’s four NASCAR Cup Series drivers. Harvick’s No. 4 Ford will carry Mobil 1 branding six...

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XL Hybrids Announces New Fleet Electrification Ship-Through Codes for Chevrolet and GMC Commercial Vehicles

-XL Hybrids, Inc., a leader in connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, today announced that new ship-through codes are available for its XLH hybrid-electric system on the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans and cutaways. As part of the strategic agreement, fleet managers can seamlessly order and take delivery of XLH-upfitted Chevrolet and GMC vans starting with 6.0-liter models, and 4.3-liter models will be added in the third quarter. “XL Hybrids is streamlining the path for customers to electrify their Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana fleets in a way that’s simple, cost-effective and efficient,” said...

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Petroleum Card Services Partners with the California Independent Oil Marketers Association to Become Preferred Payment Processing Vendor

Petroleum Card Services (PCS), a leading provider of payment processing solutions geared specifically for independent petroleum and convenience store (c-store) owners, announced their preferred partnership with the California Independent Oil Marketers Association (CIOMA). The partnership brings exclusive membership benefits for CIOMA’s vast network of independent wholesale and retail marketers of gasoline, diesel, lubricating oils and other petroleum products; transporters of those products; and retail convenience store operators. “We’re excited for the opportunity to provide all CIOMA members with a reliable and trustworthy solution for their card processing needs,” said Lori Griboski, Vice President of Sales, PCS. “We have been working with...

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